The Phoenix papers are bemoaning the "blown chance" for a celebration in Glendale, the latest overtime loss of Saturday an opportunity lost to celebrate hockey in the desert (for whatever time may be left perhaps) with a Coyote victory and advancement to the second round.
Chicago on the other hand is heralding the latest exploits of Jonathan Toews, his Overtime goal sent the series back to the Madhouse on Madison and the Hawks, who have had their defensive lapses in this series have yet another chance to get it together and move forward in this years playoff season.
With the win, the Hawks perhaps have shifted a bit of that pressure that was theirs and only theirs going into game 5, a little seed of doubt for the Coyotes who are as we know, a little unaccustomed to the pressures of playoff hockey over an extended period of time.
Both teams will have to refocus heading into Monday nights game six, mental errors, untimely turnovers and missed opportunities have dotted the landscape of this series, each and every game has gone to overtime thus far, indicative as to how close that these two teams are when it comes to talent and expectations.
The Coyotes have one advantage over their competition heading into game six, they need just one victory to secure a spot in round two. In a series as tightly played as this one has been, they can afford one more loss if it comes to pass, the Hawks however can't afford any mis-step in Game six, one untimely goal could prove to be the difference between moving on in the playoffs or moving your gear out of the United Centre for the season.
Game Six-- Phoenix 4 at Chicago 0
PHOENIX WINS the series 4 games to 2
Previews and Reviews
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Arizona Republic-- Shot blocking is key for Phoenix Coyotes
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawks' season comes to an end with 4-0 Game 6 loss to Coyotes
Chicago Sun Times-- Cheap shot on Blackhawks' Marian Hossa called 'turning point' of series
Chicago Sun Times-- Blackhawk attack crushed by ret-hot goalie Mike Smith
Chicago Tribune-- Blackhawks' season ends with a thud
Chicago Tribune-- Big names, big nothing, big questions
Chicago Tribune-- Blackhawks' Sharp discusses Game 6 loss
Chicago Tribune-- Smith saves the day for Coyotes
Chicago Tribune-- Hawks' stars nowhere to be seen
Chicago Tribune-- Coyotes' Yandle on Game 6 clincher over Hawks
Chicago Tribune-- Coyotes' Mike Smith on Game 6 shutout of Hawks
Chicago Tribune-- Mayers disappointed in himself for not cracking Hawks' lineup
National Post-- Mike Smith, Coyotes send Blackhawks packing
Toronto Star-- Phoenix rising
Globe and Mail-- Mike Smith goes from scrap heap to playoff hero
Globe and Mail-- Coyotes eliminate Hawks in six games
Chicago Sun-Times-- Andrew Shaw will make net-front presence felt in return
Chicago Sun-Times-- Blackhawks Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp feeling pinch of Coyotes' 'D'
Chicago Sun-Times-- Nick Leddy must keep it going after a high 5
Chicago Tribune-- Blackhawks hope home is sweet in Game 6
Chicago Tribune-- Can lightning strike twice for confident Quenneville?
Chicago Tribune-- Even Hawks' travel plays involve overtime
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes still in the drivers' seat
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes' power play in need of a jolt
Globe and Mail-- Coyotes work overtime for series lead
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